Learning Exercise

Mass in B Minor: Module 3

Third reading (of six) on the Mass in B Minor.


"Bach to School" is open-content curriculum that threads its way through four summative works of J. S. Bach. Designed... see more


  1. Go to the following URL and scroll down to Module 3: http://bach.nau.edu/mass/bmSCHOOL.html.
  2. Read the essay: "Bach's Mass in B Minor: an Introduction."


Introduction to the Mass in B Minor

  • Its history and styles
  • Its performance forces
  • Bach's bid for employment in Dresden
  • Its liturgical implausibility in the Lutheran context
  • Its (ultimately) private purpose


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